Friday, December 26, 2014

Impossible Faces no. 5 (Tough Bunny)

Polaroid Macro 5 SLA 1200 Impossible Spectra Black and White Instant Film - Inspired by my Instant Faces post, I decided to do a series of images on artificial faces using Impossible Project's Black and White instant film and my Polaroid Macro 5 1200 instant camera. This is the fifth and final image in a series of capturing faces on various toys and objects around the house, "found" beauty so to speak. This tough bunny has seen better days, but stall has a well worn cuteness.

Scanned using a HP ScanJet G4050 using HP's OEM Software software

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Impossible Faces no. 4 (Tenchi)

Polaroid Macro 5 SLA 1200 Impossible Spectra Black and White Instant Film - Inspired by my Instant Faces post, I decided to do a series of images on artificial faces using Impossible Project's Black and White instant film and my Polaroid Macro 5 1200 instant camera. This is the fourth in a series of images capturing faces on various toys and objects around the house, "found" beauty so to speak.

Those of you familiar with the Anime series Tenchi Muyo will recognize the face above as the title character.

Scanned using a HP ScanJet G4050 using HP's OEM Software software

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Impossible Faces no. 3 (Ryoko)

Polaroid Macro 5 SLA 1200 Impossible Spectra Black and White Instant Film - Inspired by my Instant Faces post, I decided to do a series of images on artificial faces using Impossible Project's Black and White instant film and my Polaroid Macro 5 1200 instant camera. This is the third in a series of images capturing faces on various toys and objects around the house, "found" beauty so to speak.

Those of you familiar with the Anime series Tenchi Muyo will recognize the face above as the space pirate Ryoko Hakubi.

Scanned using a HP ScanJet G4050 using HP's OEM Software software

Monday, December 22, 2014

Impossible Faces no. 2 (Angry Guy)

Polaroid Macro 5 SLA 1200 Impossible Spectra Black and White Instant Film - Inspired by my Instant Faces post, I decided to do a series of images on artificial faces using Impossible Project's Black and White instant film and my Polaroid Macro 5 1200 instant camera. This is the second in a series of images capturing faces on various toys and objects around the house, "found" beauty so to speak.

Scanned using a HP ScanJet G4050 using HP's OEM Software software

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Impossible Faces no. 1

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Polaroid Macro 5 SLA 1200 Impossible Spectra Black and White Instant Film - Inspired by my Instant Faces post, I decided to do a series of images on artificial faces using Impossible Project's Black and White instant film and my Polaroid Macro 5 1200 instant camera. This and the next few posts to follow are all images of faces on various toys and objects around the house, "found" beauty so to speak.

Scanned using a HP ScanJet G4050 using VueScan v. 9.0.96 software

The Polaroid Macro 5 SLR 1200

Meet the Polaroid Macro 5 SLR 1200. Definitely one of the odder cameras in my shooting arsenal, this Polaroid Spectra film shooting instant behemoth is a cool niche camera designed for medical and technical photography. The camera has two built in flashes either side of the lens for even illumination and can focus down to .07" or 1.7mm via a turret system if five lenses.

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As the name implies the camera is a true SLR (Single Lens Reflex) and framing through the view finder is very accurate. Focus is achieved both visually and by a system of matching light dots projected onto the subject by the camera, when the dots line up, the subject is in focus.

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My previous posts using the Macro 5 can be found here.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Instant Faces



Lomography Society Lomo'Instant Camera Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film - Sometimes life gets in the way. I have been woefully neglectful of both my photography and this blog over the past few months. Between work and other concerns I have had difficulty finding the time. In the mean time I have been playing with my new Lomo'Instant camera and here are a couple of funs shots. The Lomo'Instant camera comes with colored filters that insert over the flash, so I thought I would use them for a couple of self portraits. I also used the auxiliary portrait lens that I purchased with the camera.

Scanned with a HP Scanjet G4050 Scanner using HP's OEM software.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Simple Beginning

Lomo'Instant Camera Fujifilm Instax Mini Film - Just a quick shot to make sure my new Lomo'Instant Camera is working properly. A cute pile of Prey over Predators caught my eye as a good first subject. The lens of the camera is surprising sharp, especially since focus is limited to two broad zones. This was shot with the closer zone which is 0.4m to 0.9m. More to come soon...
Scanned with a HP G4050 scanner using HP's OEM Software.


It's Here! The Lomo'Instant Camera

I backed the Lomo'Instant Camera Kickstarter project from the start and finally received my reward, presenting my new Lomo'Instant Camera. I purchased the Black Camera with the full lens set, including the Fish-Eye, Close Up and Portrait Lenses. I have always been a huge fan of instant photography of all types and was happy to support this project. The final product exceeded my expectations. The camera is well made, with an excellent fit and finish, while keeping the "Plastic fantastic" feel you expect from the Lomography Society. I cannot wait to start working through my first two pack of Fujifilm Instax Instant film to see the results.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Vanishing Point

Kiev 60 Arsat 150mm f2.8 Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 Caffenol-C-M plus Salt - An eery trip into light and shadow, this track trails off into oblivion. The late afternoon sun casting shadows made this shot for me.

Scanned with an Epson V500 Photo using Epson's OEM software.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Around the Bend

Kiev 60 Arsat 150mm f2.8 Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 Caffenol-C-M plus Salt - This is the kind of building I always dreamed of having a studio in, old, urban and big. I love the way the tracks bend around the rear of this structures.

Scanned with an Epson V500 Photo using Epson's OEM software.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Under The Bridge

Kiev 60 Arsat 150mm f2.8 Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 Caffenol-C-M plus Salt - The supports of the Lynchburg Expressway Bridge that crosses the railroad tracks and the James River. An interesting mix of symmetry and chaos.

Scanned with an Epson V500 Photo using Epson's OEM software.